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Old 09-02-2011, 09:03 PM
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Imagine if they didnt add tax,,,,,,, we (and other hobbies) would buy everything abroad, so the tax revenue would have to come from elsewhere (so we would be no better off) and lots of people would go out of business.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:16 PM
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I know understand why people don't buy fishing gear from the states. Bought an Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock reel from USA on ebay (birthday present for my dad), saving about 40 incl postage. Got a letter from Parcelforce today saying I had to pay 24 duty. Won't be doing that again...
Look at it this way, you helped reduce the UK national debt and still saved 16.00.

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Yeah well, I would have prefererred to have saved 40 quid. Oh well. I'll get him a pair of socks next year...
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:38 PM
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If purchased outside the EU, a few pairs of standard cotton socks should fall below the HMIRC threshold/radar.

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